Displaying the On-Screen Keyboard

On-screen keyboards can serve as both a visual guide for typing in a non-Roman script, as well as an input method in itself. The following instructions show how to bring up the On-Screen Keyboards in Windows 7 and Mac OSX.

Windows

  1. Click Start and type "Onscreen Keyboard" into the Search programs and filesTurn On-Screen Keyboard on or off
  2. In the Ease of Access Center, click on Start On-Screen Keyboard to launch the keyboard.

The On-Screen Keyboard will display the key layout of whatever language your system is currently using. For more details, you can refer to the IME installation instructions for Windows.

English layout

Kayboard Appearance - English

Cyrillic layout

Kayboard Appearance - Cyrillic

Macintosh

  1. Access the Language & Text section of the System Preferences via the Applications window.
  2. Go to the Input Sources tab and select Keyboard & Character Viewer to enable On-Screen Keyboard.
  3. The Language Bar at the top of your screen, indicated with a US flag, should automatically update to include the Keyboard Viewer. For more details, you can refer to the IME installation instructions for Macs. Language bar with Keyboard Viewer
  4. Click Show Keyboard Viewer to bring up the On-Screen Keyboard. It will display the key layout of whatever language your system is currently using.

English layout

Kayboard Appearance - English

Cyrillic layout

Kayboard Appearance - Cyrillic